City government officials in Key West,
Fla., have delivered a report to the state attorney's office
regarding the carbon monoxide poisoning death of a guest at the
Doubletree Grand Key Resort.
Dec. 27 incident, apparently involving a faulty boiler, the city's
Building Department revoked the hotel's certificate of occupancy
and its occupational license. Florida laws do not require hotels to
install carbon monoxide detectors.
The hotel has
remained closed since Dec. 29.
"It is still
considered an open investigation until the State Attorney's office
decides how they want to proceed," Christie Phillips, the police
department's public information officer, told TravelWeekly.com.
to comment any further on the report, its findings or when a
decision was expected from the state attorney.
Corp., a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based firm, which operates 10 other
properties in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida, owns the
216-room Doubletree Grand Key Resort.
involved a multi-agency task force that included city, county and
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